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Bracher Name Meaning

English: variant of Brach 2, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Swiss German: variant of German Brachmann (see Brachman).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bacher, Bratcher, Brecher, Amacher, Bricker, Bracker, Britcher

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Where is the Bracher family from?

You can see how Bracher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bracher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bracher families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Bracher families living in Kentucky. This was about 52% of all the recorded Bracher's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Bracher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bracher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bracher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bracher. 35% of Bracher men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Bracher women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bracher were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Bracher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bracher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bracher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bracher. For the veterans among your Bracher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bracher lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bracher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Bracher in 1962 was 69, and 86 in 2004.

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